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Sips of Java - From The Show Aired On Wednesday July 8, 2009
Alcoholism: The effect on the family
Common factor in family break up
Marriages where one or both partners have an alcohol problem are twice as likely to end in divorce as marriages where alcohol problems are absent.
An estimated 920,000 children are currently living in a home where one or both parents misuse alcohol.
6.2% of adults having grown up in a family where one or both of their parents drank.
Serious problems are experienced by children as a result of the drinking behavior of their parents. Almost 50% of
child protection cases
showed alcohol misuses to be a factor:
child neglect cases
13% of emotional abuse cases.
physical abuse cases
5% of sexual abuse cases
The psychological impact on children can be immense and often leading to the development of alcohol problems later in their own lives.
By age 15, children in families with a problem drinking parent have rates of
(as much as 3.9 times higher) then other young people.
Young men of problem drinking parents are double the risk of becoming an alcoholic by the age of 30.
Higher levels of behavioral difficulty and school-related problems.
Codependent No More
A codependent person is one who has let another person's behavior affect him or her and who is obsessed with controlling that person's behavior.
Codependent characteristics (chapter 4)
Karpman Triangle (chapter 8)